8th Annual

Compass Improv Festival

September 19th - 21st



The Improv Shop

3960 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

The three-day Compass Improv Festival celebrates the St. Louis improv community, exposes local audiences to national performers and promotes improvised theatre as an art form in St. Louis, MO.

Festival Headliners

HERALDO Friday, September 20th


Heraldo is a Spanish improvised comedy show based out of the iO Theater in Chicago which specializes in heightened physical and emotional comedy for all.

Performed by a cast of Spanish-speaking veteran improvisors, Cesar Jaime, Jimmy Gribbin, Orlando Lara, Manuela Mendoza, Claudia Martinez, Rich Alfonso, Jesi Realzola, and Mike Geraghty.

HERALDO: Improv in Spanish, Laughs in English.


Heraldo en un show de comedia de improvisación en Español, inspirado en el teatro iO en Chicago, el cual se especializa en elevar e intensificar la comedia física y emocional para todo público.

Los actores que presentan este show son improvisadores veteranos de habla hispana. Cesar Jaime, Jimmy Gribbin, Orlando Lara, Manuela Mendoza, Claudia Martinez, Rich Alfonso, Jesi Realzola y Mike Geraghty.


Heraldo: Improvisación en Español, risas en Inglés.

DUMMY Saturday, September 21st

DUMMY is Colleen Doyle and Jason Shotts doing a two-person improvised show. They started performing together at the iO Theater in Chicago back in 2008.

Since then, DUMMY has performed for audiences in London, Rome, Copenhagen, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, San Diego, Austin, Houston, Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Atlanta, Traverse City, and Gainesville.

DUMMY proudly won the iO Chicago’s Del Award for “Best Non-Harold Improv Show” in 2013 and 2014.

For tickets and festival updates go to www.compassimprov.org.


  • Starting Thursday, September 19th, 2019, repeated every day until Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 12:00 am


Compass Improv Festival at the Improv Shop

3960 Chouteau Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

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